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Health and Wellness

How to protect against germs during holiday travel

Bychykhin_Olexandr/iStock(NEW YORK) — With Christmas just a week away, millions of Americans will soon be hitting the roads and skies to gather with their loved ones. But they’ll likely be joined by an unwanted passenger on their travels: Germs. Whiles airplanes,...

Surgeon general warns against e-cigarettes, vaping

sestovic/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. surgeon general is warning against the use of e-cigarettes, declaring Tuesday that any “use among young people is unsafe” and telling parents to be on the lookout for vaping devices that look like computer flash drives....

Surgeon general declares ‘epidemic’ of dangerous youth e-cigarette, vaping use

sestovic/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. surgeon general is warning against the use of e-cigarettes, declaring Tuesday that any “use among young people is unsafe” and telling parents to be on the lookout for vaping devices that look like computer flash drives....

New test claims to analyze nutritional value of your breast milk

Sasiistock/iStock(NEW YORK) — A new test developed by a working mom that touts its ability to analyze the nutritional value of your breast milk has the new moms community abuzz, though some doctors remain unconvinced about the science behind it. New mom Casey Gorham said...

Kate Hudson is Weight Watchers’ newest ambassador

Brian Ach/Getty Images for POPSUGAR Play/Ground(NEW YORK) — Actress Kate Hudson has partnered with Weight Watchers, becoming the company’s newest ambassador. The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress and owner of activewear brand Fabletics announced her role in an...

Major medical organization urges doctors to increase depression screening for pregnant women and new moms

FatCamera/iStock(NEW YORK) — In a new policy statement, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is urging doctors around the country to increase screening of women for perinatal depression, which affects women during pregnancy and up to a year after delivery. The report,...

What Obamacare ruling could mean for your health care

Ellenmck/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A federal judge’s ruling late Friday striking down the Affordable Care Act in its entirety has stoked anxiety among millions of Americans who rely on subsidized health insurance and millions more who have pre-existing conditions. Even if...

Angela Ponce makes history as first transgender Miss Universe contestant

LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images(BANGKOK) — Miss Philippines Catriona Gray took home the crown at the 2018 Miss Universe pageant on Sunday night in Bangkok, Thailand, but she wasn’t the only winner of the night. Miss Spain’s Angela Ponce became the...